Production management is an emphasis area that is typcially incorporated into a traditional discipline area. Students who choose production management as an emphasis area investigate problems that involve applied research within their particular discipline (genetics, nutrition, physiology).
Some examples of research in the production management area include assessment of the usefulness of early pregnancy detection by real-time ultrasonograhpy in swine, the effectiveness specific feed additives on growth and nutrient utilization of beef steers or the effect of grazing-based dairy cattle management on the onset of puberty in heifers.
Animal Science faculty working in the production management area:
Sample graduate plans of work for Animal Science majors working with a focus on production management:
Example MS Plan of Work
Course No. Course Title Credits Semester ANS 550 Applied Ruminant Nutrition3Fall 2010 ANS 693 MS Supervised Research3Fall 2010 CS 495C Special Topics in Agro-Ecology3Fall 2010 St 511 Experimental Statistics for Biol. Sci. I3Fall 2010 ANS 685 MS Supervised Teaching2Spring 2011 BCH 451 Principles of Biochemistry4Spring 2011 St 512 Experimental Statistics for Biol. Sci. II3Spring 2011 ANS 693 MS Supervised Research1Spring 2011 ANS 685 MS Supervised Teaching1Fall 2011 ANS 693 MS Supervised Research2Fall 2011 ANS 702 Reproductive Physiology of Mammals3Fall 2011 BCH 571 Regulation of Metabolism3Fall 2011 ANS 610 Topical Problems in Animal Science3Spring 2012MS Degree Awarded34Spring 2012
Example PhD Plan of Work
Course No. Course Title Credits Semester Varied MS degree program courses12Fall 2010 ANS 702 Reproductive Physiology of Mammals3Fall 2010 ST 512 Statistical Methods for Biol. Sci. II3Fall 2010 ANS 893 PhD Supervised Research3Fall 2010 ANS 505 Applied Nonparametric Statistics3Spring 2011 ANS 885 PhD Supervised Teaching1Spring 2011 ANS 893 PhD Supervised Research5Spring 2011 ANS 590N Advanced Applied Reprod. Physiol.3Fall 2011 ANS 803 Reproductive Physiology Seminar1Fall 2011 ANS 885 PhD Supervised Teaching2Fall 2011 ANS 893 PhDl Supervised Research3Fall 2011 ANS 803 Reproductive Physiology Seminar1Spring 2012 IMM 751 Immunology3Spring 2012 ANS 893 PhD Supervised Research5Spring 2012 ANS 780 Reproductive Endocrinology3Fall 2012 ANS 885 PhD Supervised Teaching2Fall 2012 ANS 893 PhD Supervised Research4Fall 2012 BCH 763 Biochemistry of Hormone Action3Spring 2013 PHY 524 Comparative Endocrinology4Spring 2013 ANS 893 PhD Supervised Research2Spring 2013 ANS 803 Reproductive Physiology Seminar1Fall 2013 ANS 893 PhD Supervised Research2Fall 2013 ANS 899 PhD Dissertation Preparation3Spring 2014PhD Degree Awarded72Spring 2014